GoogleEarthLinux.bin Installation problems

Asked by Sipho Mkhwanazi on 2010-12-12

Hi l am also new to Linux, I downloaded GoogleEarthLinux.bin

I have tried different approaches of installing it with no success.
I have tried to (right click>OpenWith sh), (rightclick>Properties>Permissions>tick allow executing file as program) and recently verifying directory using (find ~ -name GoogleEarthLinux.bin) then the (sudo sh /path/to/GoogleEarthLinux.bin). Here is what l got?

siptech@ubuntu:~$ find ~ -name GoogleEarthLinux.bin
/home/siptech/Downloads/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
siptech@ubuntu:~$ sudo sh/home/siptech/Downloads/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sudo: sh/home/siptech/Downloads/GoogleEarthLinux.bin: command not found
siptech@ubuntu:~$ sudo sh /home/siptech/Downloads/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 6.0.0.1735..............................................................
setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Document is empty

^
setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Start tag expected, '<' not found

^
Couldn't load 'setup.data/setup.xml'
siptech@ubuntu:~$

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2010-12-12
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2010-12-14

sudo sh <here_there_is_a_space> /home/siptech/Downloads/GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Sipho Mkhwanazi (sipho411) said : #2

Thanks for the reply Marco Braida.
What do you mean sudo sh <here_is_a_space>? am confused.

mycae (mycae) said : #3

he means you are missing a space " " between the sh and the /home

Open a terminal and try

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sudo sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Sipho Mkhwanazi (sipho411) said : #5

Owk l corrected the space issue between "sh and /home/" and here are the results;

siptech@ubuntu:~$ find ~ -name GoogleEarthLinux.bin
/home/siptech/Downloads/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
siptech@ubuntu:~$ sudo sh /home/siptech/Downloads/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 6.0.0.1735..............................................................
setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Document is empty

^
setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Start tag expected, '<' not found

^
Couldn't load 'setup.data/setup.xml'
siptech@ubuntu:~$

please try

cd /home/siptech/Downloads/
sudo sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Sipho Mkhwanazi (sipho411) said : #7

Thanks again but l still can't get it right, maybe am doing something wrong!
I am running ubuntu 10.10

siptech@ubuntu:~$ cd /home/siptech/Downloads/
siptech@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh: Can't open GoogleEarthLinux.bin
siptech@ubuntu:~/Downloads$

Please give ther result of this command:

cd /home/siptech/Downloads/
ls -l GoogleEarthLinux.bin

mycae (mycae) said : #9

It looks like google-earths installer is broken

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/earth/thread?tid=31fc6b536bc215eb&hl=en

You can try a suggestion there, to install lsb-base

sudo aptitude install lsb-base

Alternately, simply use the Marble globe browser from the software repository (software-centre)

http://edu.kde.org/marble/
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Marble_%28KDE%29

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #10

sudo apt-get install google-earth

always worked for me.

yes, i never installed google-earth from google .bin file too
In my env my google-earth package is installed/coming from medibuntu repository and i install it as an usual package.

Sipho,

These are the steps I used:

 sudo apt-get install lsb-core

 chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
 ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge
  [RESULTS IN AN ERROR!!!]
 cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
 mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
 cd /tmp/ge
 sudo ./setup.sh

Best of luck,
George

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